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17 May 2016

Research indicates that many are using sunscreen incorrectly

How well do you understand sunscreen? For many consumers, the answer is not so well. According to new research, many people are still puzzled by the wide range of SPF numbers on product labels, and some may not be using sunscreen properly, which could increase their skin cancer risk.

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17 May 2016

Research indicates that many are using sunscreen incorrectly

How well do you understand sunscreen? For many consumers, the answer is not so well. According to new research, many people are still puzzled by the wide range of SPF numbers on product labels, and some may not be using sunscreen properly, which could increase their skin cancer risk.

11 May 2016

Beware of black salve

The idea of a home remedy that can cure skin cancer may sound appealing, but dermatologists will tell you it’s too good to be true. According to new research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the vast majority of patients who use the home remedy black salve do so without talking to a dermatologist first — and as a result, many are unaware of how harmful it can be.

10 May 2016

How to remove a splinter

Everyone has been there. No sooner did you or your child touch that old wooden bench when a small sliver of wood slides into the skin – causing a surprising amount of pain. Fortunately, say dermatologists, splinters are easy to remove with the proper tools and technique.

28 April 2016

Survey: Men's skin cancer knowledge lags behind women's

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge.

14 April 2016

Dermatologists share tips for treating corns and calluses

Ever wonder what causes corns and calluses? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, these hard, thickened areas of skin form as a result of friction or pressure on the skin. In fact, they say, corns and calluses develop naturally to help protect the skin underneath them. 

14 April 2016

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting draws more than 18,500 to D.C.

More than 18,500 people from 107 countries attended the American Academy of Dermatology’s 74th Annual Meeting, which ran from March 4-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. 

12 April 2016

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, to be next president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, is named  president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, which represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. Dr. Olbricht also will hold this position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. She will be installed as president-elect in March 2017 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in February 2018.

11 April 2016

American Academy of Dermatology Announces New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, which represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members also will hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. All terms of office begin in March 2017.

08 March 2016

Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

WASHINGTON, DC
(March 8, 2016) –

Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, a Cleveland-based dermatologist and lawyer, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 18,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. 

08 March 2016

Dermatologists share tips to treat boils and styes

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (March 8, 2016) —